Ben Harack

Ben Harack is an aspiring polymath who applies himself to problems that seem important and solvable. This habit has led him into the fields of energy policy, city planning, existential risks, and global governance. His writings have been discussed widely in both specialist and mainstream media, including the New York Times, Vox, and the Economist. From rural Saskatchewan, Canada, he completed computer science, math, physics, and psychology degrees at the University of Regina and a master’s in physics at McGill University. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the co-founder of the Vision of Earth project, an independent group of volunteers that examine crucial questions about humanity’s future. He is also one of the engineers behind the Human Diagnosis Project, a worldwide effort led by the global medical community to build an open intelligence system that maps the steps to help any patient. The recent birth of his first child has inspired him to work harder than ever to reshape the world for the better.